Exploring the prehistoric landscapes of south Leicestershire
A digital talk by James Harvey and Richard Huxley, University of Leicester Archaeological Services
Thursday 27 May, 7.30pm
Husbands Bosworth Quarry: Investigations within the environs of Leicestershire’s only known causewayed enclosure
James Harvey will talk about how field walking and geophysical survey undertaken (in advance of quarrying) during the late 1990s led to the discovery of Leicestershire’s first and still only recorded example of a Neolithic causewayed enclosure. Although the monument itself was saved from the quarry bucket, surrounding areas was passed for mineral extraction, offering a rare opportunity to investigate the immediate environs of a causewayed enclosure. Various activity was recorded over a period of 12 years of excavation, including further Neolithic monuments, Early Bronze Age burial and later settlement activity. This evening’s talk will be mainly focused on the earlier elements of this activity.
Ring Ditches, Roundhouses and other Prehistoric Activity at North Kilworth
Richard Huxley will talk about an excavation in 2019 on the northern edge of North Kilworth which revealed archaeology ranging from the Early Neolithic to the Post-medieval period. Two Early Bronze Age ring ditches were found and the largest of these had a diameter of 45m. In the centre were several burials and some of the graves contained whole vessels. Iron Age roundhouses and Early Roman activity surrounded the ring ditches and a post medieval trackway truncated the remains.
The talk will be delivered via Zoom. The talk is FREE but booking is essential. Tickets can be booked up to 5.30pm on the day of the talk and a link will be sent to attendees shortly after 6pm on the day.
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